At least 846 killed in Egyptian uprising

A report said that security forces fired live ammunition and used vehicles to run over protesters.

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2011, 00:01 AM IST

Cairo: An Egyptian government fact-finding
mission today says at least 846 people were killed during the
popular uprising that toppled longtime president Hosni
Mubarak.

The mission, consisting of a panel of judges, detailed
in its report what it described as the excessive use of force
by security forces in the face of growing mass protests, which
kicked off on Jan 25.

The report said that security forces fired live
ammunition, placed snipers on rooftops and used vehicles to
run over protesters.

It added that more than 6,400 people were injured.

Bureau Report